The groundbreaking ceremony for the New Purl Elementary School will take place on August 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Independent School District is seeking membership for the District Performance Council. Parents, community members, and business members are needed. Click the headline above for details on how to nominate yourself or someone else.
The July 2016 meeting of the Board of Trustees has been moved to July 25, the fourth Monday of the month. Click the headline above for more details on GISD Board of Trustees meetings.
The Georgetown ISD Education Foundation invites local businesses and non-profit organizations to participate in Georgetown ISD's annual Community Showcase, which will be held on Wednesday, August 10. Click the headline above for more details.
The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees named Wes Vanicek as the new principal for Georgetown High School at its regular meeting on Monday, June 20. Click the headline above to read more about Mr. Vanicek as well as another change in GHS administration.
The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees named the new principal for Ford Elementary and the new principal for Middle School #4 at its meeting on May 16. Click the headline above to learn about the new campus leaders coming to our district.
Summer is here and it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Georgetown ISD provides free meals to children through the national Summer Food Service Program. Click the headline above for more information, including locations that will be serving summer meals.
The Commissioner of Education for the State of Texas, Mike Morath, has cancelled the June 21-22 STAAR retests for grades 5 and 8 as a result of issues with the state’s testing company. Click the headline above to see how the retest cancellation is impacting GISD summer school.
As of 5:00 p.m. we have made the decision to continue with our plan to host Commencement at the GISD Stadium beginning at 7:30 p.m. However, we are continuing to monitor the weather. Please click the headline above for additional information.
At the January 19 Board of Trustees Meeting, the 2016-2017 school year calendar was approved. Click the headline above for a link to view and download next year's calendar.
Are you looking for enrichment, remediation, credit recovery, course acceleration, programs for students with special needs, or programs for students with advanced interests? Click the headline above for complete Summer 2016 program information.
The Georgetown ISD Transportation Department is currently in need of 13 drivers to train this summer to put on routes in the fall. Additionally, they are in need of two bus monitors for our special needs program. Click the headline above for more details.
At the district’s inaugural District Recognition Ceremony on May 9, Georgetown ISD announced the 2016 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. For the first time, the district also announced Employee of the Year awards for auxiliary, paraprofessional, and professional support employees. Click the headline above to read more about our 2016 Teacher and Employee of the Year Award recipients.
If you were not able to attend Kindergarten and Pre-K registration on May 4, you can still contact your child's campus to make a registration appointment. We encourage you to register your child as soon as possible. For information on who can register, where to register, and what to bring with you, click the headline above.
Georgetown ISD is offering opportunities during the 2015-16 school year for secondary students to earn credit in academic subjects and for elementary students to accelerate a grade level by passing the appropriate examinations for acceleration. Click the headline above for information on registration deadlines and exam dates.
The Georgetown High School softball and baseball teams are continuing their quests to reach the 2016 state championship tournaments. Click the headline above for details on game locations and times.
In 2013, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 897 which requires school districts to provide CPR instruction to students in grades 7 through 12 at least one time prior to graduation. GISD elects to provide this instruction to high school seniors, and includes selected juniors in the training each year. Click the headline above for information on when students will receive this training.
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week! We hope you will take time to reflect this week on the educators who have had an impact on your life and on the lives of your children. Click the headline above to see a Proclamation from our Board of Trustees and find out about how you can tell an educator about your gratefulness for them by posting on our online appreciation board.
"On Broadway" is a revue comprised of five professional Broadway performers, backed by a live stage band. The performances will include hit songs from major Broadway productions performed by talent who have been cast in Broadway and off-Broadway roles. Five students from East View and Georgetown High Schools will perform along with the Broadway actors, and the varsity choirs of both EVHS and GHS will also be featured. Click the headline above for more information and to purchase tickets!
Please be aware that emergency vehicles, including police, fire, EMS, and STAR Flight are at Georgetown High School today as part of an anti-drinking and driving event taking place at the school. There is no actual emergency happening at the campus. Click the headline above for more information.
The district has been monitoring weather and roads all night. Buses are running routes on time and all schools will open and operate as normally scheduled. Student and staff safety is top priority, so please leave early and drive safely as you normally would under wet road conditions.
Roadways are being monitored by district officials and, at this time, no school start delays are anticipated. Updates will be posted only if conditions change.
You can thank veterans who are visiting Georgetown on April 12! Click the headline for details on an event at City Lights Theater.
The Georgetown High School Lady Eagles have advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals. They play Leander Vandegrift on Monday, April 4. Click the headline above for game details.
Congratulations to the Lady Eagles! Click the headline above for April 1 area game details.
The 4th Annual Chase the Chief 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run takes place on April 17 in San Gabriel Park. Participants will get the chance to “chase” Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero in the 5K race and Assistant Police Chief Cory Tchida in the Fun Run event. Click the headline above for event and registration information.
Congratulations to the GHS Girls and EVHS Boys varsity soccer teams who have both advanced to post-season play. Both teams will be competing in bi-district playoff games Thursday, March 24. We invite you to come out and support the Eagles and Patriots! Click the headline above for game detalis.
You can be part of the largest ping pong ball drop in Georgetown history and benefit GISD students and programs by participating in the Kiwanis One in the Hole event at the Red Poppy Festival on April 24. Click the headline above to learn more!
Georgetown ISD students, teachers, and staff have been working full speed since the second semester started in January, and now it’s time to enjoy some relaxation over Spring Break. GISD schools and offices will be closed March 14 through 18. Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Monday, March 21. We wish all of our GISD families a fun and safe holiday!
Georgetown ISD will hold a public meeting to review the district’s Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) for 2014-2015 on Wednesday, March 23. Click the headline above for details.
On February 20, teams from all over Texas converged on Georgetown to compete in the SeaPerch Central Texas Regional Competition. At the end of the challenge-filled day, four teams from Georgetown ISD qualified to advance to the National SeaPerch Competition on May 20-22 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Click the headline above to see which teams advanced.
Teacher Amanda Reyes was surprised in front of the entire student body of Tippit on February 25 when she found out she had been named as a LifeChanger of the Year. Click the headline above for details on Ms. Reyes' honor.
Click the headline above for details on the Lady Eagles' first game Friday, Feb. 26!
Congratulations to Kim Garcia who received the innagural Advocacy Award from the Texas Computer Education Association. Click the headline above to learn more about Ms. Garcia and the award she received.
The 2016 SeaPerch Central Texas Regional will take place on Saturday, February 20, at the Georgetown Recreation Center. Sixty-four teams from across Texas are participating. For complete event details, click the headline above.
The Lady Patriots will take on LBJ on February 16 at 7:00 PM at LBJ High School. Click the headline above for more game details.
Congratulations to the GHS Lady Eagles and EVHS Lady Patriots on their advance to post-season basketball play! Click the headline above for game details.
GISD is one of 130 districts nationwide to be recognizzed for creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students. Click the headline above to learn more.
In honor of National Heart Month, GISD Nutrition Services will be encouraging you to Go Red by providing information each week throughout February about heart healthy fruits and vegetables along with a recipe incorporating the day's fruit/vegetable. Click the headline above for more information.
On January 20, the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation sponsored GISD's First Annual State of the District luncheon and presentation. We invite you to click the headline above to learn more and view a video of Superintendent Fred Brent's presentation.
In February, a series of community discussions called Courageous Conversations about Race will explore four themes as they relate to race relations. Each discussion will take place at 7 PM in the Friends Room of the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. 8th Street. The public is invited to attend and participate in these facilitated discussions.
Students who ride district buses to and from school will soon be checking in and out as they board and exit their buses. Click the headline above for more information.
Georgetown Independent School District has been selected as one of 10 finalists from among 75 school and district semifinalists for a $5 million Raising Blended Learners grant initiative sponsored by Raise Your Hand Texas. Click the headline above to learn more.
Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365 are free online educational tools that GISD staff and students utilize. Students can also download and install Microsoft Office on up to five personal computing devices such as Windows and Apple desktops, laptops, and tablets. For more information on Office 365 and Google Apps for Education in GISD, click the headline above.
In collaboration with the Williamson County Head Start Program, the East View Lady Patriots Softball and Basketball teams collected, wrapped, and delivered over 150 Christmas gifts to preschool students before the holiday break. Click the headline above for more details and photos.
February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week, a week in which we take a moment to honor and recognize our school counselors who provide an essential role in helping students achieve success in school and beyond. We hope you'll take a moment this week to thank a counselor!
Join Encore, the GHS Show Choir, for a Broadway style musical revue filled with holiday spirit! Click the headline above for show times.
Georgetown Partners in Education invites current community partners, volunteers, and mentors to a community coffee on December 7 or 9. Those interested in partnership or volunteer opportunities are also welcome to attend. Click the headline above to learn more.
The 35th Annual Georgetown Christmas Stroll takes place on the Square in Downtown Georgetown on December 4 & 5. Click the headline above to see when GISD student groups will be performing!
On December 4, 5, and 6, you can join the East View Choir for A Jolly Holiday! Click the headline above for performance times and location.
Students in the Georgetown High School fine arts programs invite you to catch the holiday spirit at their December performances. Click the headline above for performance dates and times.
The celebration of Veterans Day is a long-standing tradition in Georgetown ISD. The district will be honoring veterans this year with a variety of programs and ceremonies held throughout the day on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. We invite veterans and active military members in our community to join us at any of these celebrations. Click the headline above for details.
Congratulations and good luck to the Georgetown High School volleyball and football teams as they will both see playoff action this week! Click the headline above for game details.
The Georgetown High School Lady Eagle Volleyball Team will meet Boerne-Champion at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 6. Click the headline above for more details.
On Tuesday, November 3, Georgetown ISD voters approved a $160.6 million bond package that will positively impact the future of our students, the district, and the community we serve. The bond is dedicated to building new facilities and purchasing land to manage growth, renovating existing facilities to provide equity between schools, and addressing other district-wide improvements and infrastructure upgrades. Click the headline above for more details.
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The Georgetown High School Lady Eagle Volleyball Team will meet Bastrop High School in their first playoff game at approximately 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3. Click the headline above for location and ticket details.
October 14 is Texas Education Human Resources Day. Human Resources personnel work hard each day in support of GISD's vision of becoming Home of the Most Inspired Students, Served by the Most Empowered Leaders. Click the headline above to see proclamations from Governor Abbot and the GISD Board of Trustees.
SeaPerch teams for the 2015-2016 school year are in the process of forming. Click the headline above for more information on this program which encourages students to develop science, technology, engineering, math, and problem solving skills as part of cooperative teams.
GISD has been selected as a semifinalist for a $2.5 million Raising Blended Learners grant initiative sponsored by Raise Your Hand Texas. For more information on this exciting opportunity, click the headline above.
Congratulations to Debra Austrum, Kristy Davies, and Amy Heil, who recently received grant funds to invest in their classrooms. Click the headline above to read more.
During their annual Fill The Bus campaigh, the Georgetown Area Junior Forum collected $19,654.21 in supplies for GISD students in need. Click the headline above to learn more.
The Georgetown Project Bridges to Growth invites you to attend "A Youth Suicide Prevention Seminar for Parents and Communities." The workshop is for adults only. There is no cost for the seminar, but pre-registration is requested. Click the headline above for more details.
Any 10th or 11th grade home schooled student who resides within GISD boundaries is eligible to take the PSAT/NMSQT free of charge on October 14, 2015. Registration must be completed and returned no later than October 9. Click the headline above for more details.
As part of its 2015 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, at the Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 North Austin Avenue. The concert, sponsored by the Georgetown Independent School District, is free and open to the public. Ticket requests are being handled online only. Click the headline above for details.
The district will host two public presentations designed to inform the community about the projects included in the 2015 bond proposal which citizens will vote on in the November 3rd election. Click the headline above for location and time information.
GISD is seeking membership for the District Performance Council (DPC). The goal of the DPC is to assist in establishing and reviewing the District’s and campuses’ educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs. Click the headline above for more details.
This school year, GISD is implementing two early release dates for students on September 23 and December 18. Click the headline above to learn more about early release times.
Unresolved grief causes many behavioral and mental health issues, yet frequently goes unaddressed in children. The presentation, part of the Georgetown ISD Department of Counseling and Guidance Learning Series, is co-sponsored by Georgetown Partners in Education and The Christi Center.Click theheadline above for location and time details.
Varsity football tickets for EVHS and GHS home games are available for purchase online until 5:00 PM on game day. Click the headline above for details.
Click the headline above to view first day of school photos.
Congratulations to Mary McKenna (RBN, RN) and Pam Palmer (RN) for being selected for this highly competitive program. Click the headline above to learn more.
It’s a tradition to take pictures of kids on the first day of school. We would love it if you would share your first day of school pictures with us! Little kids, big kids, and everyone in between. Click the headline above to learn how to share your pictures with us!
Congratulations to Ms. Holly Mahagan! Read more about her honor by clicking the link above.
Congratulations to Georgetown ISD trustee Ronna Johnson who has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).
Local businesses and non-profit organizations are invited to participate in Georgetown ISD's annual Community Showcase which will be held on Monday, August 17 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Click the headline above for more details on the showcase and to find out how you can register for the event.
Reserved season football tickets will be sold onlilne or by phone. Click the headline above for details.